posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 05:04 AM
I have posted a couple of times about these new cancer therapies based on gold nanoparticles in other threads, but yesterday this German company
announced the first EU approved therapy using iron oxide nanoparticles + magnetic heating to treat cancer so I thought I'd pass the info on.
This treatment is now available to general patients in Germany, it has just been approved as a treatment by the German state insurance companies. The
treatment is a brand new method of killing brain tumours without using major surgery.
This is the press release:
This link opens a video on their site - this explains all nanoparticle therapies better than I ever could - check it out:
I notice they are also in Phase II medical trials for prostate cancer treatments, and Phase I trials for pancreatic cancer (the cancer that just
killed Steve Jobs).
A detailed scientific paper showing the efficacy of the trials for brain tumours: www.magforce.de...
I don't work for them or anything, I just think these treatments are exciting!
"The principle of the therapy is the use of nanoparticles containing ironoxide, which are injected into solid tumors in a procedure similar to a
biopsy. The patient is then placed in a magnetic field applicator (Nano-ActivatorTM), a machine that produces an alternating magnetic field and is
very safe for humans. Through this high frequency magnetic field, the nanoparticles begin to oscillate and warmth is produced from directly within the
tumor tissue. Depending on the temperature reached and length of treatment, the tumor cells are either directly destroyed or sensitized for the
accompanying chemotherapy or radiation."
edit on 11-10-2011 by yampa because: (no reason given)